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A new personal experience - The Unemployment Queue.

April 17, 2020

 

 

 


 

Two days ago I had joined the Unemployment Queue. I had been putting it off trying to navigate the quagmire online with no success. 


After a long wait, people begin to talk to one another. I had a nice chat with a woman behind me and occasionally the line would cheer when one person would get to go in the office. It was a long wait but ended up not as long as we all thought when the queue didn't move for half an hour (75 mins in the end).


Of course, there was the inevitable queue jumper. This woman tried it on and couldn't believe that I would not let her in. She was entitled and selfish. Unbelievable. 


That night I wrote the poem below. 

 


 

A Burgeoning Bonfire
or
Friendly Fire


Alone in the queue
There’s them
And then there’s you
Everyone is a potential enemy
Easily disarmed
By an amusing sentence
And speared through
By a kind word.

How swiftly
They can belong to you
And you to them
With an eye to
Recruitment.

Misery may love company
But sure as hell can’t keep it
Nothing feeds the fire
More than the warmth
Of freshly made
Solidarity.




Anthony J. Langford 15.4.20




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Revolution through Re-creation


(below is the post I planned for this week before my experience above, written in 2018)

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Snared Status

 

 

 

A singular viewpoint

 

Will see me unstuck

 

Judged, condemned n' quartered.

 

 

 

As it would anyone

 

Outside the current (2018) vocal

 

Anti-white straight male brigade.

 

How narrow their focus

 

How overblown their protests.

 

 

 

It’s not new

 

And long been amusing to me

 

Except meeting very

 

Young People

 

Who have swallowed the hook with the best

 

Oblivious to the pain

 

And status of the snared.

 

 

 

I would have been a potential stat too

 

Had I been of a certain age

 

Discerning

 

Is for the experienced

 

And Rebellion is for Youth.

 

 

 

Sell an idea as an injustice

 

And you create revolution

 

How easy to manipulate.